A 25-year-old man was shot and killed during a robbery reported shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday on Caskey Street, near West Wingohocking and North 5th Streets in the Feltonville section of the city. Police rushed the victim to Temple University Hospital but he did not survive.
In separate shootings reported Tuesday, one man was shot to death in a West Philadelphia incident that also sent another man to the hospital, and additional gunshot victims were reported in North Philadelphia and West Philadelphia.
According to investigators in Feltonville, three men approached the victim and his friends while they were sitting on the stoop in front of the home and announced a robbery, but one man fled inside, followed by the shooter who opened fire and struck him in the chest. Officials said cash and cell phones were taken during the robbery and that one fired shell casing was found in the living room.
UPDATE: Police have arrested two men and identified the victim in this incident as Moises Mora, 24, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
Posted by Jim MacMillan.
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